Exciting Announcement

In my last post I mentioned that I was to have a role in WhitLit, Whitstable’s first literary festival, taking place in 2014…

I can now reveal that, thrillingly, I am the festival’s Memoir Director!

To say I am excited is an understatement. I am working with founder and co-director Victoria Falconer (formerly Annable), a passionate and energetic book lover with an amazing track record in event organisation and campaign management. Together with our team, we’ll be putting something really special together. And what could be more special as a starting point for inspiration than our delightful hometown Whitstable – home of the free, the quirky and the creative.

We want to hear from you about what you’d enjoy at our festival, so please tweet us @WhitstableLit, find us on Facebook, or email info@whit-lit.co.uk with your thoughts. We have a survey that we’d LOVE you to complete. And we’re super keen to hear from book club members. Apparently there are 65 book clubs in Whitstable and we’re planning a special event for bookclubbers, so do get in touch if you fancy a bit of a book bash!

I am awash with ideas for memoir events but I’d love your input. So if there’s a memoirist you’d love me to bring to the seaside, please let me know. My work as a ghostwriter and editor continues, I am currently working on 12 projects with some truly fascinating authors, some of whom may even launch their books at the first ever WhitLit. Exciting!

WhitLit will be a wonderful opportunity to gather the stories of those who live in and love our town, so keep your eyes peeled for the Whitstable MemMaps, coming soon (we want your secrets and stories – anonymous if you prefer) and a blog of Whitstable Faces – the town’s characters revealed…

More news soon, so watch this space. Oh, and by the way, do you like our snazzy logo?

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6 Comments

  1. maureen smith on July 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Wow – amazingingly exciting – a second well done for today but of a very different nature – hope the first one has a good outcome with hope and future like this one.

    Shall I forward this to anybody or everybody on my list with a forward from me on it

    How many have you sent it to   Mx

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    • Your Memoir on July 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      You can tell who you like Mumsey! This is a public website you’ve written on, just so you know 🙂 x

  2. Marta on July 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    This is absolutely thrilling. I cannot think of a better person to run the Memoir section and find everything about what you are doing very inspiring! Hurray! Brava!!!

  3. Lizz on January 31, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Hi I’m looking for a book club in whitstable, preferably somewhere I can meet some like minded young women – I’m relocating and would love to meet people. Lizz x

    • Your Memoir on March 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Hello Liz, apologies for the delay. Are you on Facebook? If so, perhaps post something on the WhitLit page here https://www.facebook.com/whitstableliteraryfestival as we have lots of bookclubbers involced with the festival. If you’re not on Facebook, let me know and I’ll post something for you as I am the festival’s memoir director. Many thanks indeed, Marnie

      • Your Memoir on March 4, 2014 at 6:43 pm

        Sorry, Lizz, not Liz – my apologies. Marnie.

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